COVID-19: Ghanaians conclude that the lifting of the lockdown by Akufo-Addo was too early

COVID-19: Ghanaians conclude that the lifting of the lockdown by Akufo-Addo was too early

President Akufo-Addo in his seventh address to the state on measures put in place to fight the spread of the COVID-19 announced the suspension of the lockdown which was imposed 21 days ago.

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His decision to suspend the lockdown has generated a lot of public debate on why it was improper for the president to lift the ban on the restriction on movement.

YEN.com.gh created a poll to seek opinions from followers as to whether or not it was the right time to lift the lockdown.

According to the poll, 24% of Ghanaians believed it was the best time whiles a whooping 76% believed it was too early for the restrictions to be lifted.

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President Akufo-Addo lifted the restrictions on movement on April 19, 2020, the lift was to take effect from 1 am of the following day.

The restriction was put in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus which had plagued the country.

Aside choosing which side to belong to, some Ghanaians shared their thoughts on the poll conducted.

Agongo believed most Ghanaians are hypocritical and just moved with the wind.

Jacob said it was better than a lockdown with no food.

Jerry said the president was simply playing politics with the whole issue.

Mickey believed only those in lockdown areas know how hard it is to be under such restrictions.

Josephine said that was what Ghanaians wanted.

Samuel said Ghanaians are lazy that's why they are complaining about the lockdown being lifted.

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In other news, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa has expressed his disappointment in President Akufo-Addo’s decision to lift the lockdown in parts of the country.

According to the former Director-General of Ghana Health Service, the president should have instead, extended the lockdown to all parts of the country.

He opined in a discussion on Citi TV Monday, April 20, 2020, that he and his colleagues in the health sector expected the president to at least extend the lockdown to the end of April to protect the lives of Ghanaians.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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